OSAGE INDIAN BAPTIST


Appreciation luncheon


scheduled Sunday


Osage Indian Baptist Church, 1389 E. 21st St., Pawhuska, will host an appreciation luncheon Sunday, Sept. 2, for service provided by Scott and Rhonda Kohnle for three years.


The celebration will be held after directly after church services, Sunday. Services for OIBC begin at 10:45 a.m. and end at noon.


Scott Kohnle recently completed his third year of being the church pastor for OIBC. Church members would like to honor the pastor and his wife for their dedication and diligence, not only to the church but to families and organizations throughout the community. Many people have been blessed by their ministry and commitment to their values. Everyone is invited to join us for this celebration.


MERCHANTS ASSOCIATION


Block party Sept. 8


will support teachers


The Pawhuska Merchants Association has planned a downtown block party from 3-6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8, to provide gift cards to local teachers for classroom supplies. The block party will feature music, food and good times. Meal tickets will be sold for $5 each, and there will be raffle prizes awarded at 5:15 p.m. to winners who remain in attendance.


Block party activities will be from 3-6 p.m. in the parking areas to the east and north of the county 911 headquarters, Potts said. The city will deliver polycarts for trash receptacles and set up barricades across the parking lot’s entrances and exits early that Saturday morning, she said. Local civic clubs, churches and families are encouraged to attend this family-oriented event. For information call Cheryl Potts at (918) 850-1006.


DRUMMOND HOME


Style show slated


for Sept. 22


HOMINY — Friends of the Fred Drummond Home Style Show is set for 10 a.m. on Sept. 22 at the Osage County Co-op building, 207 E. Main, Hominy. Martha Ray of Pawnee will speak about period clothing while her models wear attire from the Civil War era to the mid 1960s. Door prizes, and refreshments served.


Tickets for limited seating available for $12 each. Stop by the Drummond Home or purchase by mail, 305 North Price, Hominy, OK 74035, or call (918) 885-2374. To learn of upcoming Drummond Home events and exhibits, follow their Facebook page, Frederick Drummond Home of the Oklahoma Historical Society.


RALSTON


Labor Day events


planned Sept. 1-3


The Arkansas River town of Ralston has planned a three-day extravaganza, Sept. 1-3, in honor of Labor Day. The festivities will begin at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, with registration for a 1-mile fun run, which will begin at 9 a.m. Other key attractions Saturday will include a Smoke Off, and a Cruise In and Car Show. Booth spaces are also available for $15 and $25. Other events include a Terrapin Derby, a Soap Box Derby and a free barbecue feed. The Ralston Opera House and Historic Bank Building open for touring all three days.


Registration for the Smoke Off is 9-10 a.m. Event begins at 10 a.m. Judging is from 4:30 to 5 p.m. Awards announced at 5:30 p.m. The Cruise In and Car Show is 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Awards given at 2:30 p.m. Saturday street dance is planned for 8 p.m. on Sixth Street with music provided by the Midland Valley Band. Sunday a gospel concert 6-8 p.m. Outdoor movie at dusk.


On Monday, events are from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Parade registration will be from 9:30-10:45 a.m. at J&S Hobbies on West Main. The parade starts at 11 a.m.


DOVE HUNT


Witkop Foundation


benefit set Sept. 1


The Witkop Foundation Benefit Clay Pigeon and Dove Hunt: noon, at Spur Ranch, State Highway 60, 14.8 miles west of Vinita.


Barbecue lunch served, live country and western band, practice clay pigeon shooting and dusk dove hunt. First-aid station on site. Proceeds to finance a safari in honor of a fallen military aviator, the late Maj. Troy Gilbert, who died in action in Iraq in 2006.


For information contact Don Pitts of Sand Springs at (817) 845-9507, or contact Gary Lanham of Hominy at (918) 510-0032 or visit https://www.flipcause.com/secure/cause_pdetails/Mzc4OTI=.


WAHZHAZHE


Cultural encampment


registration continues


The 10th Annual WahZhaZhe Cultural Encampment will be held Oct. 20-21. Registration began Aug. 20. The registration deadline is Sept. 21. Register for the cultural encampment online at www.osagenation-nsn.gov or email culturalcenter@osagenation-nsn.gov, or call (918) 287-5555. Some of the guidelines include:In order to register you must be OsageNon-Osage parents, spouses, and significant others are encouraged to participate as guests of a registered Osage memberChildren under the age of eighteen (18) must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardianYou must agree to complete the orientation and training the morning the adventure beginsAbsolutely, no drugs or alcohol will be allowed during the eventNo onsite registrations will be accepted


The mission of the WahZhaZhe Cultural Center is to ensure the survival of the WahZhaZhe Nation of people. We will share, preserve, and celebrate the values, teachings and tribal ways that Osage elders entrusted to present and future generations. Strength comes from the commitment of the WahZhaZhe people and the knowledge that the WahZhaZhe Nation is blessed by WaKonDa.


Physical Address: WahZhaZhe Cultural Center, 220 W. Main, Pawhuska, OK 74056. Office phone: (918) 287-5555.